Variety reports that 20th Century Fox and Regency Enterprises are in talks with Rob Bowman to direct Elektra, the Daredevil spinoff that will star Jennifer Garner. Horseshoe Bay partners Mark Steven Johnson and Gary Foster are producing with Marvel’s Avi Arad.
Bowman, who made his feature directing debut for Fox on “X-Files,” last helmed the actioner “Reign of Fire.” He will direct an Elektra script written by Zak Penn that will put Garner back into the skin-tight Spandex costume, and which fits into her hiatus from the ABC series Alias.
The plot of Elektra will draw heavily from the graphic novels “The Elektra Assassin” and “The Elektra Saga,” as she battles the Hand, an organization of killers that trained her and then betrayed her.
Casting for other parts will begin shortly. One major character will be Stick, a martial arts trainer who is a venerable Marvel Comics figure. Principal photography is expected to start in May.